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Had to happen. I rebuilt my control valve and for the most part it went pretty well --just took a lot longer than I thought.
Went for a drive and it turns great to the right, doesn't even seen to get power assist to the left. Now I find that my steering wheel isn't perfectly centered. In driving I had to hold it bit left to keep it straight. I didn't spend a whole lot of time of the nut adjustment and it needs a good lube but other than that what gives?

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Just plot us a course from Atlanta to Pensacola that involves only right turns!

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1-Jack up front of car where both wheels are off the ground
2-Set wheels straight ahead.
3-Take the cap off the end of p/s control valve(over the centering spring)
4-Start engine and the wheels should start to creep to the right
5-Slowly adjust the nut on end of centering spring till wheels stay centered
This should take care of your problem.

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According to the shop manual, the initial setting of the adjusting screw
on the end of the control valve is to tighten it until it's snug, and then back
it off a quarter turn. But this is only an initial setting. Once done, you should
adjust the nut so that equal amounts of force are required to turn the steering
wheel in either direction. The shop manual specs it at 12 lbs on either side
of the wheel (they measure this with a spring scale hooked to the spoke of
the steering wheel.

Hope that helps. Let us know how you make out - I'm going to be in the
same boat as you sometime in the next 4 weeks.

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Niice wheels. Back in the late 70's I dated a girl-yes a girl-that owned a real one just like that. Can't remember it was a 65 or 66. I ran into her about 5 years ago and she had just sold it for $55,000 - or so she said.


Does the brass sleeve need to be really loose in the housing or does the ball stud just need play between the wedge looking things? The one I took out seemed to sliide in pretty easy, the new one is a little tight, I may hone it down a little so it moves easier.

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I hope I get it back together before then. Kinda like you predicted, I ran into a problem with the rebuild and had to take it all back apart. I problby have ti back together by Sunday if I don't get grief from SWMBO. I need to get some family time in so I'll be at baseball games most fo tomorrow.

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